Pastor’s Bio

Larry Williams, Sr. has been pastor at Olive Grove Baptist Church in Norfolk Virginia since 2009. A retired US Army Chaplain, he earned degrees at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia, and Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Williams has served military and civilian congregations around the world. He worked with the faculties at the U.S. Army transportation School, the US Army Chaplain School, Drew University, and New Brunswick Theological Seminary. He Served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of several faith-based community development corporations, and as Chief Operations Officer (COO) at New Brunswick Theological Seminary in New Jersey. Continuing his long-term interest in theological higher education, he served as president of Richmond Virginia Seminary from 2009-2012.